Oct 01, 2021
In Questions & Answers
Friends, Comrades, Classicists, It seems to me that the working class ought maintain interest in the history of their predecessors and their struggles, both to better understand the historic relations which led to the current state of affairs and perhaps also to learn from the methods of resistance employed by the historic lower-classes against their oppressors. As a layman in the field of classics, I would greatly appreciate recommendations on the subject of classes and class struggles in antiquity. Perry Anderson has written (to my knowledge) an excellent work on the subject titled Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, and the late G. E. M. de Ste. Croix likewise wrote a very detailed work on the subject called The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World (both works are easily available online). However, these works are somewhat dated, and regardless I am eager to see what else has been written on the subject. Please, share recommendations if possible. Thank you.